Thank you to MBS graduate Liv Schreiber ’15, the founder of the School’s GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Club, who came back to campus to speak with students on Friday, February 21st.
Schreiber is a an entrepreneur, a writer, a fashion designer and a social media influencer — and her energy and positivity are absolutely contagious! On Friday, she met with current members of the GLOW Club during lunch before speaking to the entire student body at All-School Meeting.
Schreiber works as onscreen talent for Teen Vogue and is the founder of an online media reputation agency. In her free time, she is a confidence coach for girls and collaborates with brands through her following on Instagram. Schreiber structured her All-School Meeting presentation as a kind of Instagram story with a series of video clips.
She discussed how she created her own personal brand and how using Instagram has affected her career. “What I’ve done is utilize the power of community and you can, too. You don’t have to have over 1,000 followers to really make an impact,” said Schreiber. “The number one thing you can do to grow your social media presence is to put your best foot forward by portraying the real you.”
She urged students to share their stories and their truth through social media and to always be authentic and kind. “Reputation is the most important form of currency,” said Schreiber. “On social media, you want to give off kindness and positivity. It helps you; it helps other people; it’s a win-win.”
Schreiber emphasized that students should see the value in themselves and not become obsessed with pleasing other people. “You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world and there’s just going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches. And that’s it. Once you accept that not everyone is going to like you – you’re going to be too loud for someone, your voice is going to be too raspy for someone, you’re going to be too much or too little of something for someone — at first it’s sad, but then it gets easy because you’re enough for you and there are so many people who love you,” she said. “My advice is focus on the people who love you. Once you realize that it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks as long as you’re happy and you’re authentic, life gets pretty fun.”
She finished her remarks by telling the students to embrace the opportunities that they have at Morristown-Beard School.
“Morristown-Beard taught me that if there wasn’t a club that I wanted to be a part of, then I should start one. And if there wasn’t a charity that existed, to bring it to the table,” she said. “And I encourage you to please take advantage of this amazing school. It’s taught me more than I could have ever imagined and my life changed because I went to Morristown-Beard.”